A genetic consultant can help you understand the risks that might be associated with your pregnancy.
A Genetic Consultation for Pregnancy Will Help You Stay Informed And Proactive Through Pregnancy
During pregnancy, it is important to know as much as possible, as soon as possible, about the health of your baby. This is just one of the many things that expectant mothers begin to worry about over the course of their pregnancy.
At Valley Perinatal, we work tirelessly to ensure that the health of both the mother and baby are taken care of in all situations. In doing so, we believe that it is important to keep mothers and families informed about all aspects of the unborn child, including genetic situations.
At our office, one of our genetic consultants will provide you with information about the risks and complications that may occur during pregnancy. Understanding this can help prepare you and your family for the birth of your baby.
What is Genetic Counseling?
Genetic counseling involves a specially-trained healthcare professional who identifies families at risk for anomalies. We investigate any problems present in the family and interpret information about the potential disorders. In addition, we analyze inheritance patterns and risk of re-occurrence. Then, we review and discuss your options, which are personalized to your pregnancy.
Through the genetic consultation, pregnancy risks can be more easier understand – by understanding these risks, your family can increase the chances of early detection and treatment.
Perinatal & Pre-Conceptual Consult
Caring for your health before a pregnancy is known as preconception care. The goal of this consultation is to check for any potential risks that you or your baby might face during the pregnancy. During this consultation, you can address any issues or concerns that you may have about becoming pregnant, including diet, vitamins and physical activity. We will ask about previous personal or family history that could pertain to the pregnancy. After conception, we offer examinations, and consultations to continuously check on the health of the baby.
Better Outcomes for Mothers and Babies
Valley Perinatal is dedicated to creating the best possible outcomes for mothers and babies, which starts with genetic consulting. Ask your Ob/Gyn if you are a candidate for one of our services or contact us with any questions.